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When the Iraq war started, I was in my very early 20’s. I was a journalist sitting in a small apartment in-the-middle-of-nowhere-Illinois watching it all unfold on T.V. surrounded by several of my colleagues. I remember not being afraid. I’m...

Who Will Save Them?

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Everyone who has lived through high school knows it can be a roller coaster with plenty of ups and downs. However, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association, if you can make it in high school...
I woke up heartbroken today. I was dizzy and felt sick to my stomach. My eyes were puffy and I had a headache. It felt like I had spent the night drinking instead of sitting on the couch with...
Childhood trauma resonates through generations. That’s the headline from a new research study conducted at the University of California at Los Angeles and published yesterday in Pediatrics. This is the first study showing a correlation between parents’ adverse childhood events...
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  Updated: Since originally publishing this post on this website it has been posted on the Huffington Post Parents page as well as several other sites. All content originated here at The Everyday Mom Life. The news broke today that a...
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